Google launches Gmail mobile client
November 3, 2006
Google has launched a new Java application for mobile devices to access Gmail. The application is very simple in design, but is far superior to using the existing mobile web interface. According to their press release the Java app "…is currently compatible with all J2ME-enabled phones in the U.S."
I installed the application on my Nokia N90 via the mobile Gmail site which recognised my device and installed the application easily. Once I had is installed and entered in the user name & password details I was viewing my Gmail inbox very quickly.
Google is demonstrating well how to incorporate access for their mobile users to their mainstream services. Their simplistic approach means that a larger part of the market can access the services.